Elections


Legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2023-2024 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Smith)
Control of the State House Will Be Determined by Upcoming Special Election in Allegheny County

Three vacant Allegheny County state House seats are up for grabs next week in a special election. Democrats need to win all three races to take back control of the House.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 06: Neil Makhija speaks during the South Asian Women Get Out the Vote Canvass Event on November 06, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
Montgomery County Could Appoint Its First Asian American to the Board of Commissioners

A prominent Pennsylvania civil rights advocate and election law professor could become the first South Asian member of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.

Josh Shapiro is sworn in as Pennsylvania's 48th governor on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Josh Shapiro Sworn in as Governor, Promising Progress on Key Issues

With Josh Shapiro taking office, Pennsylvania now has successive Democrats as governor for the first time in more than 60 years.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Austin Davis accompanied by his wife Blayre Holmes Davis departs from the Senate chambers after becoming Pennsylvania's first Black lieutenant governor, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Austin Davis Makes History, is Sworn in as Pennsylvania’s First Black Lieutenant Governor

A former state House lawmaker, Austin Davis was sworn in Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s 35th lieutenant governor, becoming the first Black person to hold the office.

Democratic floor leader Rep. Joanna McClinton, right, stands alongside fellow house members as legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2023-2024 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Smith)
Allegheny County Voters Will Decide Control of the State House on Feb. 7 After Court OKs Special Election Dates

With majority control of the state House at stake, the Commonwealth Court ruled Friday that three special elections for vacant Allegheny County seats can continue as planned for Feb. 7, rejecting Republican Bryan Cutler’s argument that the GOP had the right to set the dates.

A poll worker holds a ballot at the Trinity Christian Fellowship Hall polling place in Biglerville, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Proposed Constitutional Amendments on Voter ID, Election Audits, and Governor’s Veto Power Could Make it to Ballots in May

Three proposed amendments to the state constitution are headed to the Senate for a vote after passing through the State Government Committee. If passed by both the Senate and House this month, they could go to voters as early as May.

Legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2023-2024 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Smith)
Which Party Has the Majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives?

How Pennsylvania arrived at this odd stalemate in the House, and how — potentially — the uncertainty over which party is in control could be settled.